I cant copy any files from laptop to external drives Tags: Laptops Devices Windows 7 Last response: January 20, 2013 7:47 PM in Windows 7 Share PRASANNA_25 January 20, 2013 12:39:49 PM Hello Friends... I can copy any files (from and to) in any external devices.... wen i tried it says disk write protected what should i do ??? More about : copy files laptop external drives Reply to PRASANNA_25 phil22 a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 January 20, 2013 7:37:02 PM Test the external drives with SeaTools for Windows: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/ Reply to phil22 m 0 l tenaciousk January 20, 2013 7:46:02 PM Try this: Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt At the flashing cursor type the following: diskpart (hit <enter>) Now select the external disk Now type the following Attributes volume clear readonly (hit <enter>) Exit Did this help???? Reply to tenaciousk m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tenaciousk January 20, 2013 7:47:11 PM Also i remember from school some older Hard drives haveing a switch on the outside of them that would set them to ead only.....maybe make sure there is nothing like that on it. Reply to tenaciousk m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedI've got a perfectly readable usb external drive. But suddenly I can't move, copy or rename the files. I get a frozen system Forum SolvedCan't Copy Large Files To My External Hard Drive? Forum Can't Copy Large Files To My External Hard Drive problem.... Forum Cant copy files from internal hard drive to external hard drive using linux Forum SolvedPermission problem when copying files from hard drive to external drive through laptop Forum SolvedCan't Copy Files from Mac to External HDD Forum Can't copy files to External HD Forum Solvedhow to limit users to copy only files from an external hard drive Forum Copy Files between 2 external hard drives Forum Cant read from source file or disk copying from external hard drive to computer Forum Help, Can't copy files to any external device (usb HD) Forum I'm trying to copy a 500mb files from my external hard drive and its very slow to copy. its copying at 23kb per seconds which Forum i can't copy or move files from internal hdd to external hdd why? Forum Permissions issue: Cannot open or copy files from External hard drive Forum SolvedAutomatic File Copy to External Drive Forum Mac Files Won't Copy To External Hard Drive Forum Cant read from source file or disk copying from computer to external hard drive Forum Can't Copy Files From a Failing Hard Drive Forum Can't copy files from removed hard drive Forum Cannot Copy Files From External Hard Drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !